Counting Our Blessings – Emma Dodd

  Counting Our Blessings – Emma Dodd, Templar Books, (9781536210187), c2019, 2020

Format:  Hardcover

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre:  Picture Book

What did you like about the book?  In this sweet story, a dog and a little puppy, count their blessings throughout the day.  From a happy family, a heart full of love and playing together, to the sky, rain and sunshine, to the final blessing of a kiss goodnight, the rhyming text and digital illustrations perfectly capture the blessings of everyday life.  Some pages have the addition of gold foil in the illustrations which adds to the fun.  This would make a lovely bedtime story as children can count their own blessings from 1 to 10.  

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  This will be enjoyed by fans of Emma Dodd and would make a great bedtime choice.

Who should buy this book?  Public Libraries and preschool and elementary school libraries

Where would you shelve it? Picture Books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles?  No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review: 6/25/19    

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